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Song of Susannah Audiobook

Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI

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Publisher's Summary

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

To give birth to her "chap", demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the "daughter of none" who shares her body and mind.

Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining ka-tet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who in a struggle to cope, with each other and with an alien environment, "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term.

Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him.

Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you've ever heard. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. Don't miss the other volumes of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

©2004 Stephen King; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"There's something about a crippled, black, schizophrenic, civil rights activist-turned-gunslinger whose body has been hijacked by a white, pregnant demon from a parallel world that keeps a seven-volume story bracingly strong as it veers toward its Armageddon-like conclusion....The biggest cliffhanger of King's career." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 11-13-12
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Nothing new or exciting. It dragged. No fun."

    If you want to skip one of the books, this is the one to skip.

    2 STARS FOR THIS BOOK 6 IN THE SERIES:

    A lot of writing about not much. I’d condense the main events into something short and put it at the end of the former book or beginning of the next book. The main stories in this book are:

    Mia inhabits Susannah’s body and forces her to sneak away from the rest of the group. She goes to 1999 New York. Jake, Oy, and Callahan go after her.

    Roland and Eddie travel to 1977 Maine. They want to buy vacant land from Calvin Tower. They also meet with Stephen King the author. Roland asks S King to finish writing the Dark Tower books.

    At the end of the audiobook, there are 51 minutes of Stephen King talking about things happening in his life at various times during the writing of The Dark Tower - like being inspired by a movie or book he had seen and putting that into The Dark Tower. Also, his wife tried to get him to stop taking walks along a certain road, but he wouldn’t stop. Later he almost died when hit by a vehicle on that road.

    The narrator George Guidall was fine, but he’s not as good as Frank Muller.

    Genre: apocalyptic time travel fantasy.

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    3 STARS FOR THE ENTIRE 8 BOOK SERIES:

    One of the books is number 4 ½. The last book is number 7. The main character is Roland, a gunslinger, inspired by the Clint Eastwood character in his spaghetti western movies (ex: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Set in an apocalyptic future, Roland is on a journey to the Dark Tower to stop evil forces from destroying the world. The books should be read in order. There are many wonderful ideas and stories. There is also too much clutter, rambling, and things I think should have been edited out. The Harry Potter series was better because everything developed the characters and moved the plots forward. Here at times I felt the author was writing short stories and getting off track. Overall I’m glad I read it. And there were a some wonderful parts that I will remember.

    I was disappointed with the last two books. Instead of enjoying the journey, I wanted them to be over. I did not like Roland’s ending. It left a bad taste in my mouth. There was such potential and it felt piddled out. I liked one reviewer’s comment “in his rush to end this series the author has given up its soul.” (Amazon reviewer Roger FitzAlan “Aranarth”)

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    ceharris 06-27-04
    ceharris 06-27-04 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantasic, King's Lord of the Rings"

    This is one of the most fantastic stories I have ever read. It rivals Tokien's Lord of the Rings in its complexity.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Crone San Diego, CA United States 12-17-16
    Mark Crone San Diego, CA United States 12-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great series"

    I love this series. Must listen in order. Entertaining story can't wait to start next book

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    Christopher McKnight 11-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Kamala"

    Kamala come come. this book was so much fun.

    Kamala come again. I don't want the dark tower to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Peterson 11-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good"

    Very good story, and narration. Enjoy the time line jumps, and changing story lines. Get's a little wordy, but I've come to expect that from King stories. Those extra parts to the story probably come into play in later books, or are from other books that I haven't had the pleasure of reading yet.

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    Amazon Customer 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Underrated entry in the Dark Tower series"

    I am writing this review from the perspective of a first time reader who started the books about 6 months ago. I never had to wait the years and years to find out what happens with Blaine the Pain or anything like that. That being said, given the fact that the next book is just waiting for me, I loved this book in the series. I thought King executed this wonderfully.

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    Adam 09-29-16
    Adam 09-29-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a cross country trucker that "reads" 3-5 books a week lets face it I have 70 hours a week to fill while I stare out the windshield.

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    "Dark tower calls still"

    As much as I loved is book some are going to hate it for it ends the same way as Blane the train ended. Yes that's right a really big cliff hanger! Grrrrr

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bernard 09-21-16
    Bernard 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing "

    I loved this audio book from start to finish George Guidall narrative brings you deep inside King's world of the Gun Slinger and brought it to life

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    Amazon Customer 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "5 stars"

    Best series of all time by Stephen King!!!!!
    you won't regret this purchase
    do yourself a favor and buy this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Fontana, CA, United States 09-05-16
    Paula Fontana, CA, United States 09-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good story"

    a little disturbed towards the end but hope the next book is clearly the conclusion.

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